How Privacy Vanishes Online


Wed, Mar 17th, 2010 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

If a stranger came up to you on the street, would you give him your name, Social Security number and e-mail address? Probably not. Yet people often dole out all kinds of personal information on the Internet that allows such identifying data to be deduced. And U.S. federal investigators are using Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and Twitter to gather evidence and uncover suspects' private information.



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